The 40th running of the KBC Dublin Marathon saw Clonliffe Harriers A.C. Stephen Scullion, cross the line to win the National Championship title in 2:12:01, setting a personal best. Placing second overall, Scullion ran the fastest time ever by an Irishman in the Dublin Marathon and moves into holding the fifth fastest time in the Irish All-Time List. The race was won by Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri in a time of 2:08:06, breaking the course record by 27 seconds, in a personal best time. Mengistu Zelalem of Ethiopia placed third with a time of 2:12:05. Reigning national champion Mick Clohissey (Raheny Shamrocks) finished second in the national championship in 2:13:19 with Hugh Armstrong (Ballina A.C) third in 2:14:22.

Ethiopia’s Motu Gedefa crossed the line first in the women’s field in a time of 2:27:48, followed by last year’s winner, Mesera Dubiso (Ethiopia) in 2:28:29 and Debeli Shuke in third (Ethiopia) in 2:29:51. Aoife Cooke of Eagle Athletics Club took the Women’s National Title in a time of 2:32:34, the fastest time for an Irish Woman in Dublin Marathon history, tenth in the Irish All-Time List. Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny A.C.) took sliver in the national race in a personal best time of 2:32:54 with Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers) third in 2:36:42.

Cooke commented on the achievement; “It is always hard but it’s important in the beginning to be patient and not worry too much about what people are doing. My plan was to go out at 5:50-55/KM pace up to 20KM, so I tried to hold that and not to worry about what Ann-Marie was doing (McGlynn). I think she had a big enough lead on me for a while, but I was confident that if I got to 20KM keeping to that pace I set out with, I would be strong enough to push on from there and that is how it worked out. This is a massive PB by 14 minutes, a time I achieved back in 2017.”

In the Wheelchair Race, now five-time champion, Kildare’s Patrick Monahan finished first in 1:39:50 followed by Callum Hall (England) in 1:48:44 and in third, Tian Bosch (South Africa) in 1:49:58.

Jim Aughney Race Director of the Dublin Marathon said: “The day of the Marathon is always full of excitement, it brings a real buzz to Dublin City as supporters line the course route, cheering on the runners as some challenge each other for the national and international titles, and others take on this challenge of a lifetime. This year we are delighted to have 13 of those inspirational runners that have taken part in every marathon since the very beginning, taking to the streets of Dublin once again, for the 40th running of the event today, what an incredible achievement. Once again, I would like to thank KBC for their support in getting behind this event as sponsors.”

KBC Dublin Marathon Results 2019 

Male

  1. Othmane El Goumri (Morocco) 2:08:06
  2. Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers AC) 2:12:01
  3. Mengistu Zelalem (Ethiopia) 2:12:05

Female

  1. Motu Gedefa (Ethiopia) 2:27:48
  2. Mesera Dubiso (Ethiopia) 2:28:29
  3. Denbeli Shuke (Ethiopia) 2:29:51

Dublin Marathon Wheelchair Championship Results:
1. Patrick Monaghan (Ireland) 01:39:50

  1. Callum Hall (England) 1:48:44
    3. Tiann Bosch (South Africa) 1:49:58

National Championships Results:

Male

  1. Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers AC) 2:12:01
  2. Mick Clohissey (Raheny Shamrocks) 2:13:19
  3. Hugh Armstrong (Ballina A.C) 2:14:22

Female

  1. Aoife Cooke (Eagle A.C.) 2:32:34
  2. Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny A.C.) 2:32:54
  3. Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers) 2:36:42

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